Oct 24, 2008

Add Malt Vinegar and it's A FREAKY FRIDAY!

I'm an early voter. Oh, yes I am. Me and half of the senior citizen population of my county.

Today I went down and early voted and believe you me, I was the youngest person in the room BY A MILE. But I didn't care. I slipped on my knit pants, pulled on my sweatshirt with pictures of my grandbabies and the words "Grandma's Do It Best" on the back and went and voted me a president.

And a Monty.

One President. One Monty.

Mission Accomplished.

Then afterwards, because it was 11AM and the Attorney General and I were plum tuckered we went for a big lunch at .....wait for it......Captain D's.

Hey, here's something. The senior citizen population? They all converge together mid-morning and eat lunch at Captain D's. Which I found quite interesting considering when I was at home in Texas a few months back my Granny took me to Catfish King and it was like a "meat market" for the over 70 crowd. I kid you not.

And here I was again. At another catfish restaurant. With more seniors.

There's somethin' in the water people, that's all I'm sayin'. There's somethin' in the water.

It just seems a little fishy to me that seniors all over the world eat lunch:
a.) at a catfish restaurant
b.) at 10:45AM.
What do they know that we don't?

I'm telling you...you prop up a card table for a rousing game of 42 and there's a chance the doors on that place would blow off and it would be off the HIIIIZZZLLLEEEE!

Then, to top off our hectic morning we went to Wal-greens to drop off our prescriptions and then headed home to catch a nap. All by 12:15PM.

Anyone noticing a pattern here?

You guessed it. We are 82.

It's our kids who keep us young. And tired. And on said prescriptions.

Later in the afternoon Meridith taught me how to try on different hairstyles on http://www.thehairstyler.com/. She said she wanted to do it because it was fun. But I think she had ulterior motives considering every time I tried a different hairstyle on my face she would say...

"See??? Not everyone needs to grow their bangs out. Some people need bangs. Don't you think you need bangs? I like you with bangs. I've always liked you with bangs. I think you like having bangs, too. Don't you? Bangs. Bangs. That reminds me of the Ricky Martin song - She Bangs, She Bangs. That song could be about you, if you would keep your bangs, that is. And not try to do something crazy like grow them out. Cuz that would be crazy. Bangs."

I think, I think, she wants me to re-think growing my bangs out. But I can't be sure.

Considering I was feeling very patriotic I tried on the Sara Palin. Your thoughts?

I know, I know. I look like Tina Fey. You don't have to say it. I see it, too. I also look like a high school principal and a loan officer. Or a Miss Arkansas.

So needless to say, the look doesn't work for me.

But after a fancy day of voting, Captain D's, naps and Wal-greens a girl needs a look that is a little more....hip. So I give you...The Beyonce.

I'd love to know your thoughts. Would you like to know mine?

I don't think you're ready for this jelly...whatever the heck that means.


My2Gs said...

Love the pictures! If you want a really good laugh, go to www.yearbookyourself.com. You can see yourself from the 1950's through now. So funny. My little girl and I did it with her daddy's face and had a good laugh at his expense. :)
~ Lacie

Shelley said...

WOW. You look totally different with the long hair. Yeah, the Palin look is not for most people. But everyone can have fun looking through those hairstyles.

Midwest Mommy said...

I seriously am liking the long hair...too bad hair takes so long to grow :-)

Walgreens! You really were senioring it up today.

Jenn said...

Hilarious. I would bet that the senior crowd would really be all over the Palin hair though. Dontchaknow?

Paige said...

You crack me up! My thoughts on the bangs? You have to grow them out in order to cut them and realize she didn't like the long bangs. You would keep asking yourself "what if". I am experiencing that with cutting my hair. Wish I didn't!

Lynda said...

I like you in both looks, but Beyonce is my fav. Needs bangs, though.

Kelley said...

This is TOO funny...especially considering that last Friday my son and I met my Mom and StepDad at The Catfish House in Smyrna for an early dinner (early for me...it was about 5-5:30). Mom and I were cracking up at the fact that no one there was under the age of 70. Apparently, not only do they eat early and eat fish but all the ladies must get their hair "did" on Friday's too because the rat tail comb had been hard at work. Sweet!

Pamela Johnson said...

Hey--don't knock Captain D's. It's one of my top 3 restaurants!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for voting for Cousin Monty. I looked him up. He might resemble some of my family, especially the gray areas, but his mouth doesn't look like any of us.

Anyway, hope you and your family are having a great day, as we are here at LTS.


Anita J. said...

My thoughts are "Gosh hair really makes a difference in the way a person looks" and "I gotta go to that site and try on some new hairstyles."

You know you are beautiful whether you're Ms. Arkansas or Beyonce or Remi's mommy, right?

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

I am voting for the Sarah Palin/Tina Fey "up-do".
I used that same website to actaully find a new hair style. Printed the picture and took it to my stylist. And, well, it kind of looks like the pictures. ha ha. It helped me to find something new.
I am going to vote next week! I want to meet all the senior citizens in my neighborhood!

Heather said...

I got to the Captain D's part, and busted a gut while saying "No.You.Did.Not!!" Because I knew what the "crowd" would look like!
We're experiencing a weird phenomenon at our house right now. My 3 yr old HAD TO HAVE soup at 10:00 yesterday morning. So, we had vegetable beef at 10:15. Then, this morning, he started with the "make tuna Mama" at 9:30! I was a meanie and made him wait until a more respectable hour of 10:30. What's with him?! Maybe he's REALLY 82, too!
Thanks for the laughs this morning!

Aja Jenise said...

Beyonce all the way-- but wait- then you would look like the rest of the 20-something population. Stratch that then. Keep yours. Its sassy chica!!

Aja Jenise said...

Hey you could always try my sister's... she has the dyed blonde with HOt pink in the front... actually she may be entirely pink now. But it looks great... she is a closet-case-hair-god!

I will get back to you with a pic!

Steph at the Red Clay Diaries said...

I laughed out loud at least three separate times while reading that. I have just a couple comments:

1. When I saw the title, I thought it said, "Just add malt liquor...." Personally I think either one would work.

2. You know, if you pick the Palin, you could always modify the color. Maybe to bluish gray? Then you'd fit in even better at Captain D's.

3. I like you. You quoted both Ricky Martin AND Beyonce AND Snoop Dogg in one post.

Fo Shizzle.

Thug Life in the Burbs said...

Da Beyonce is FIERCE Shorty!!! When you finna get yo herrr did? It's poppin'!

Bobbie said...

I am secretly an 80 year old... maybe we could make plans to meet for dinner at Picadilly at 4? All my girl friends and I will be there...

Rhea said...

Thank you for that link. I've been wanting to use a program like that to try different hairstyles.

I just got pink highlights. I'm living life on the wild side. hehe

Petts Allowed said...

With the Beyonce 'do, you look like Drew Barrymore--doesn't anyone else see it?!Looks good, but do you have the time or energy for it?? Kathi

Sissy said...

How coincidental...I voted yesterday too. Although, I was not the youngest there...there was a girl that must have just turned 18 there with her dad. She seemed excited to vote, which I thought was neat.

Tell me, are you still wearing your "I voted" sticker? I put mine on my pajamas last night.

Blissful Nikki said...

I acutally like both do's! I too voted early, but here it was all young people...the only ceniors were the ones trying to sign people into the computers to vote! lol

ann said...

So....what did you eat at Captain D's?

Jenn said...

I love the Palin! But you look equally ravishing with the Beyonce...

Lacey in the Sky said...

I'm not going to lie... I kind of like The Beyonce. I think you pull it off quite well!

Mc Allen said...

oh I defenately like the Sarah, I say go fer it!!! My husband just loves some Capin D's, its ok, not a fav... Boy wish I had a reason to vote early, hmmm, whens election day anyways??...... Naaaw , just kiddin :) L A